The Moths of Suffolk
88 Stigmella samiatella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, recorded mainly in southern and eastern parts of county

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) or oak (Quercus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultStigmella atricapitella
Stigmella roborella
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia quinquellaStigmella atricapitella
Stigmella ruficapitellaStigmella roborella
Stigmella svenssoniStigmella basiguttella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Ipswich, Suffolk (19.iv.2009) © Neil Sherman

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Leafmine on Sweet Chestnut - Felixstowe, Suffolk (16.x.2006) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on Sweet Chestnut - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Sweet Chestnut - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Sweet Chestnut - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on Sweet Chestnut - Felixstowe, Suffolk (16.x.2006) © A Prichard